Meet Mini Mac and Cheese Bites: The Best Way to Enjoy Pasta

Mini Mac and Cheese

January 15, 2015   12 Comments

Macaroni and cheese is one of those foods that is so good that it’s bad.

I know a lot about mac and cheese because my son loves it more than anything. He demands it at all times of day (yes, breakfast too) and I am a bit tired of making it.

Also, I am not a fan because I have trouble with the amount that I eat if it is around the house. A friend of mine told me about a party where she had a “mini mac and cheese bite” and I thought – DING! – this could work for me!

It is super easy to make this in a mini muffin pan and then you can ensure your portion is in the right ball park.

Eat this for a snack or serve as a fun appetizer. A couple of them make a great meal!

How do you deal with mac and cheese? Please share.

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Mini Mac and Cheese Bites

Makes 24 bites

4 ounces whole wheat macaroni
¼ pound frozen cauliflower florets, diced
2 eggs
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt to taste

Cook macaroni to al dente using package directions. Heat oven to 350 and spray a 24 well mini-muffin tin with non-stick spray. Mix together macaroni, cauliflower, eggs, cheese, milk, garlic, and mustard and salt liberally.

Spoon into wells and bake for 15 minutes until bite has firmed. Serve immediately or store in muffin tin and heat up for perfect consumpition.

For one bite = 45 calories, 2.1 g fat, 1.2 g saturated fat, 4.2 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 2.6 g protein, 0.5 g fiber, 70 mg sodium, 1 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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What perfect morsels of joy. Truly.

on January 15, 2015

These cute little mini mac and cheese bites sound delicious - can't wait to try them! Thanks Lisa!

on January 15, 2015

Nice. Sharing with my fat loss clients because they need a healthy alternative for their kids AND they need a portion controlled amount for them. Thanks!

on January 15, 2015

What an awesome idea! I love mac and cheese but don't make it because of it's temptation. Thanks for sharing.

on January 15, 2015

Boy, sounds GREAT. Gonna try them tonight!!

on January 15, 2015

super idea and I'm sure so flavorful with the Dijon & garlic! also versatile since you could amp up veggies if desired (nothing yummier than cheese and brocolli). Great portion control and so easy to pop into a lunchbox! Thanks.

on January 15, 2015

Can these be frozen? It'd be ideal if they can.

on January 15, 2015

I've made the recipe before, but I never put them in little mini muffin tins. How cute!

on January 15, 2015

I love cheese, and I really love mac and cheese but like I don't have any self control so these are brilliant! Can't wait to try this recipe.

on January 15, 2015

Yay! What a great idea...of course I just might keep popping the whole pan full! Absolutely NO self control when it comes to Mac & Cheese! Okay...just won't make 'em everyday!

on January 15, 2015

These things are really cute perfect for me being I'm the only one in my house that eats mac and cheese

on January 15, 2015

Do you have to use whole wheat pasta - I am NOT a fan but the rest of the ingredients are a go for sure with plain macaroni.

on January 15, 2015

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